(Joplin, MO) – There will be an informational meeting held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 1 in the Council Chambers located on the fifth floor of Joplin City Hall, 602 S. Main Street to learn more about the National Register of Historical Places. This is an opportunity for citizens to hear about the National Register and the nomination process for Memorial Hall, 212 W. 8th Street in Joplin.
Matthew Pearce with Preservation and Design Studio, LLC of Oklahoma City will make a brief presentation discussing the National Register. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
Memorial Hall was built in 1925 as a war veteran memorial to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. It has served as the mainstay to welcome home our soldiers and still provides a gathering place for veterans’ activities and meetings today. Through the years, citizens have attended concerts, plays, sporting events and community programs in this facility.
The City of Joplin recently began a Memorial Hall Study that focuses on future uses of this facility. The informational meeting on September 1 focuses on the historic preservation process and is separate from the Memorial Hall Study.
NOTE: If you are in need of disability related auxiliary aids or services, contact the City of Joplin’s ADA Coordinator at 624-0820, Ext. 210, or the City Clerk’s Office at 624-0820, Ext. 220. Kindly give us forty-eight (48) hours notice to arrange for the aids or services. TTD Number (417) 625-4774. Interpreter services are also available if requested at least seven calendar days in advance of the meeting. Servicios de interpretación están disponibles si se piden al menos 7 días antes de la reunión.
The public is encouraged to attend this meeting. If there are any questions pertaining to the items that will be discussed at the meeting, please contact Thomas Walters at 417.624.0820, ext. 539 or by email at TWalters@joplinmo.org.
Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417-624-0820, ext. 204